Sony Planning to Get Into Mobile Games With New Acquisition

PlayStation maker Sony today announced that it intends to begin producing mobile games designed for iPhone and Android devices through the acquisition of Savage Game Studios. Savage Game Studios founders have worked for companies that include Rovio, Zynga, and Wargaming, and Sony says they have "many years of experience making some of the most popular mobile games."

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Sony says that its mobile gaming efforts will not take away from its work on console gaming, and will be "additive," providing new ways for people to engage with PlayStation content.

Our mobile gaming efforts will be similarly additive, providing more ways for more people to engage with our content, and striving to reach new audiences unfamiliar with PlayStation and our games. Savage Game Studios is joining a newly created PlayStation Studios Mobile Division, which will operate independently from our console development and focus on innovative, on-the-go experiences based on new and existing PlayStation IP.

Savage Game Studios is joining a new PlayStation Studios Mobile Division that is set to operate separately of the console team. There's no word as of yet what the PlayStation Studios Mobile Division will work on first, but there's already a new "unannounced AAA mobile live service action game" in development.

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heystu Avatar
24 months ago
Sony transitioned from a TV/audio manufacturer to a gaming behemoth, Microsoft from PC OS to the same, and Apple, one of the world's most cash-rich businesses brings us...Jet Pack Joyride ? Will they ever even make a serious attempt to enter into the gaming market?
Score: 14 Votes (Like | Disagree)
rizzo41999 Avatar
23 months ago
In my near 30 years of using Apple products, I've learned to never get one's hopes up in regards to gaming.
Score: 14 Votes (Like | Disagree)
tubular Avatar
24 months ago

Will they ever even make a serious attempt to enter into the gaming market?
One of the things that came out of the Epic discovery phase is that in 2019 Apple made more money from gaming than Sony, Microsoft, Nintendo, and Activision/Blizzard put together.

https://www.visualcapitalist.com/visualizing-apples-rise-to-the-top-of-the-gaming-business/

I'd call that a very serious attempt to enter the gaming market. It's just not the AAA gaming market, and the AAA market is the only thing some people see.
Score: 13 Votes (Like | Disagree)
CarAnalogy Avatar
24 months ago

One of the things that came out of the Epic discovery phase is that in 2019 Apple made more money from gaming than Sony, Microsoft, Nintendo, and Activision/Blizzard put together.

https://www.visualcapitalist.com/visualizing-apples-rise-to-the-top-of-the-gaming-business/

I'd call that a very serious attempt to enter the gaming market. It's just not the AAA gaming market, and the AAA market is the only thing some people see.
Sure, from a money perspective. That’s why every game made today is just a casino with different skins. Even the Apple Arcade games are designed like F2P trash (yes including the new Jetpack Joyride, I did play it) that are designed to keep you subscribed.

This is what Sony is now doing. They want that sweet IAP money.
Score: 9 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Wanted797 Avatar
24 months ago
Now if only Apple partnered with Sony to work on controller mounts and getting great AAA games into iOS and iPad OS. The Apple TV could be a hit.

Ahh one can dream.
Score: 6 Votes (Like | Disagree)
chkay Avatar
23 months ago

I just hope Apple will heavily invest in AAA games, since now the M chips has the power to run them.
Don't count on it.

Also the M chips being dominant is temporary. The same as how when PowerPC was a thing it's dominance over Intel was temporary. As soon as other manufacturers catch up it won't be anything special, as much as people here refuse to understand or believe basic business practice.

As for AAA games, Apples not a game company. They'd be truely awful at it as they have precisely zero knowledge or experience of game development, or it's customers. You can get away with selling a computer or phone for thouands. Apple charging $200 for a game though? Nah. Leave it to the people who know what they are doing. Apple Arcade should be enough of an indicator of how awful Apple would be with gaming.
Score: 5 Votes (Like | Disagree)